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Indiana Seeks to Cap College Credits at 120

Indiana’s House of Representatives voted on Monday to limit to 120 the number of college credits needed to graduate, according to the Associated Press, and the bill is now on its way to the governor’s desk. The measure was promoted by Gov. Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., a Republican, who viewed it as a tool to make higher education more affordable. The bill would allow colleges to seek an exception if accreditation standards required more than 120 credits. Indiana will join several other states, including Nebraska, that have been considering or adopting measures that cap credits or provide incentives to students not to pursue credits beyond the number required.

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